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flowing out

in wine and chocolate chip cookies,

in smiles and eyes, in words and hidden acts



flowing down

in water and wine and blood

over dark soul nights, to unworthy us



flowing over

from hearts and hands, eyes and lips

in forgiveness again, and again—every time



ever flowing

that we cannot earn, cannot repay,

we humbly receive with open, empty hands



over flowing

hands and hearts, eyes and lives—

Lord teach us to receive with gladness and joy!


Photo by Maja Petric on Unsplash

Johanna Byrkett

Johanna Byrkett

Johanna (Jody) Byrkett enjoys hiking various types of terrain, foggy mornings and steaming mugs of tea, reading classic literature and theological essays, studying words and their origins, and practising the art of hospitality. (She also has the singularly annoying habit of spelling things 'Britishly'.)

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